At the very tip of the world's most epic continent. More types of terrain than anywhere else in the world. Majestic mountains, sandy beaches, lush forests, dry savannas, spectacular canyons, flower fields. Paired with an unique mix of cultures, beautiful architecture, diverse dishes, world-class wines produced by the oldest wine industry outside Europe. Appealing urban attractions dazzle the eyes and intrigue the mind. Game viewing in the bush with unbelievable natural beauty and incredible encounters will be an experience of a life-time.
This is not the place to get lost in the crowds. Open landscapes, untamed wilderness, so few people. The oldest desert in the world, a rough and wild coastline, one of Africa's greatest game park. This arid land full of contrasts is inviting and easy to travel. Here, the very act of survival can sometimes be an art. And yet, the sheer abundance of variety of wildlife of all sizes is staggering. A top destination for all who enjoy nature.
Last stronghold for endangered mammal species and birds. Vast expanses of uninhabited wilderness stretching from horizon to horizon. The Kalahari Desert in stark contrast to the lush beauty of the Okavango Delta. Magnificence of nature in its untouched glory in a country passionate about conservation. Low impact, high-cost tourism policy ensures the wilderness remains pristine and exclusive. Batswana people with their courtesy and dignity perfectly match the beauty of this country.
The smoke that thunders - Mosi - oa - Tunya - the most awe-inspiring and largest waterfall plummeting into a ravaged riverine. Shared by two countries both offering explorations of the grand Victoria Falls.
An attractive patchwork of landscapes, from rivers to lakes, from highveld to lush mountains, from balancing boulders to flaming trees. A friendly welcome from locals, known for politeness and resilience in the face of hardship. There may be a long way to go, but signs of recovery give hope to this embattled nation that a new dawn will soon rise.
Blessed with natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces. Yet so unknown to travellers. In the warm heart of Africa, people live in peace and harmony; almost half of them in cities with Lusaka being one of the fastest growing towns in Africa.
Unspoiled, undeveloped and untamed. A rugged, creamy coastline met by world-class coral reefs, primed for swimming, snorkeling and sailing. Luxury-lusters delight in the string of exclusive private islands in the archipelago of Bazaruto where white sands seemingly melt into the translucent Indian Ocean. True African culture immerse all the senses in the capital Maputo that is lined with crumbling colonial antiquities and fading Art Deco glory.
The warm heart of Africa, where tourists become travellers. The Great Rift Valley dominates the country. His heart Lake Malawi covers 20% of the country and is home to myriads of fisherman. Some of the landscape with tropical forests and lush highvelds reminds of Europe. Friendly people with a rich heritage welcome travellers to explore unknown national parks, a vibrant capital and a wonderful waterworld.
Dream Islands in the Indian Ocean, each with its own beauty, charm and history.
Mauritius slumbers in the sun, embraced by the currents of the warm ocean. Blessed with powder white beaches and almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs.
Maldives are a water utopia with massive lagoons, underwater coral gardens and white sand - like a string of pearls in the deep, blue ocean.
Seychelles, an archipelago of beautiful granite islands. Home of the legendary Vallée de Mai where the wondrously shaped Coco-de-mer nut grows and Aldabra, the world's largest raised coral atoll.
Madagascar is in many aspects not easy to travel, but probably
the most phenomenal destination for natural history travel with more than 200'000 wildlife species.
Zanzibar, a magic name; brilliant white beaches, lapped by the warm
waters of the ocean. Stone Town is an amazing relict of an important
trading centre with fascinating labyrinths of narrow streets and alleyways.
Gorilla trecking in Uganda or Ruanda.
An encounter with this gentle giants cannot be described in short. They only live in the triangle of Uganda - Ruanda - DR Congo. An
estimated 480 Mountain Gorillas live in 36 groups and as some male loners. It is recommended to stay 10 days at least to fully enjoy this part of the world and plan the visit of the
Gorillas as the ultimate highlight.
Uganda is a landlocked, diverse country with wonderful national parks. Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable
National Park, you will not only visit the Gorillas, but also Chimpanzee in their natural habitat. Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth park with its tree lions or Lake Muburo Park show nature from its
most beautiful side.
Ruanda is one of the smallest countries in Africa and with its many vulcanos one of the mountainous. The pristine rain forest of the Nyungwe Forest National Park in the south is one by primates most densley populated areas, with Chimpanzee amongst them. Mountain Gorillas live in the Virunga Mountains which is also home to the indige-
nous Golden Monkeys.